Funeral For A Friend: Country Music Saved Our Career
Welsh crew Funeral For A Friend came close to calling it quits after their second album, Hours, was released in 2005.
Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye told Classic Rock: “We really didn’t know what we were gonna do. Repeating ourselves wasn’t an option, and there was a point where all of us questioned whether it was even worth carrying on.”
It was then that something rather surprising saved the day…
“I locked myself away from everyone and started to write country and folk songs, the sort of stuff I’d grown up with. It was such a relaxing experience, cleared my head and gave me a focus again. Through that I found a reason to carry on. Then the whole band got together and we came up with the idea of doing a concept album, which turned out to be Tales Don’t Tell Themselves (2007).
“Some of the songs I’d written were adapted for that album, others are still lying around waiting to be used.”
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